08/16/2011 06:38 (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Check out Michael O'Leary's column in Monday's The Epoch Times, responding to errors in a story last week on the PROTECT IP Act. Contrary to suggestions in the article, Michael pointed out that the bill is very narrowly-tailored and includes strong due process protections.
Michael also argued that the Times missed the larger point:
The simple fact is that any business whose products are stolen is less able to invest in new products, new innovations, and new jobs. If film theft leads to fewer productions, that has a real effect on the economy and on employment for many, many people who work in the creative industries. And it also means fewer movies and TV shows for all of us to enjoy.
In the end, the purpose of the PROTECT IP Act and other efforts around the world to fight film and TV theft is to preserve our ability to make those films and TV shows in the first place. Losing that is too high a price to pay.
Click here to read the full piece.